You Have GOT to be Kidding Me

Joe Scarborough, on his morning radio show Morning Joe, which is evidently simulcast live on MSNBC just like Imus’ show was (irony!), wants to know if Fred Thompson’s wife “works the pole.” (Transcript below.)

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SCARBOROUGH: Have you seen Fred Thompson’s wife?

[Congressional Quarterly writer Craig] CRAWFORD: Oh, yeah.

SCARBOROUGH: You think she thinks she works the pole?

CRAWFORD: That’s what a Hollywood career will do for you, I guess.

SCARBOROUGH: What do you mean?

CRAWFORD: You get wives like that.

SCARBOROUGH: I mean, look at that guy. God bless him, I love his voice. But I mean, you know. He ain’t Robert Redford in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

CRAWFORD: Well I would like to see him back into politics because I think he’s a lousy actor.

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I’m wracking my brain trying to think of what Scarborough possibly could have meant by that, and the two options I’ve come up with are:

1) You think she [fucks him]?

2) You think she [is a stripper]?

Both of them are completely fucking inappropriate. I’m really just so sick of this bullshit I could puke.

[H/T to Shaker Allie who pointed to The Palmetto Scoop.]

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28 responses to “You Have GOT to be Kidding Me

  1. Ummm, not having (thank the Goddess) seen / heard the show, is it not a possibility that the word was actually “poll”, not “pole”?

  2. Jesus. And I’ve actually enjoyed the few Morning Joe’s I’ve had chance to watch while packing lunches–his humor is far less prissy than that of the average Republican. He had a thing last week where he was having fun working the phrase “reach-around” into a sentence three or four days in a row and not getting bleeped because the censors were apparently not yet hip to the sexual connotation.

    This is flat-out sexist bullshit, though–an insult to women in general (if you’re attractive and married to an older or more successful man, you must have been a stripper that he picked up at some point) as well as a dreadful insult to Mrs. Thompson personally.

    Shame on you, Joe. You badly need to apologize. Now.

  3. Melissa McEwan

    is it not a possibility that the word was actually “poll”, not “pole”?

    I did actually consider that, but while “work the poll” has no currency as a recognized term, “work the pole” does. If he’d said, “You think she’s a pole-worker?” there might have been an argument to be made he really meant poll-worker, though it would still belie credulity.

  4. Nik E Poo

    Gee … stripper pole or Tom’s pole? Gah! It appears Joe is really exploring all the aspects of how to be total ass.

    [sarcasm]

    Well, everyone knows that attractive women could not possibly be intelligent or interesting or compatible with an old ugly man … any more than a young handsome man would have anything to offer an old ugly woman … outside of eye candy.

    Yup, age and looks are everything … don’t let anyone convince you otherwise.

    [/sarcasm]

  5. I just didn’t want to jump to conclusions based on partial evidence. Your point about the lack of currency regarding “work the poll” concludes it for me! Scarborough = Ass.

  6. Constant Comment

    I’m assuming it’s as in “stripper,” because she is like 25 years his junior. Classy.

  7. SAP

    That time slot is just the kiss of death, isn’t it? No matter what idiot GOP mush-mouth they put there, they always think that no one is listening to what they say, so they just fart out the first thing that pops up into their pea-brains.

  8. Man, I’d hate to be the judge in an American Asshole contest.

  9. Did they every solve the Encyclopedia Brown case, “The Dead Body in Rep. Joe’s Office?”

  10. This part:

    CRAWFORD: That’s what a Hollywood career will do for you, I guess.

    SCARBOROUGH: What do you mean?

    CRAWFORD: You get wives like that.

    especially the underlined part, leads me to believe that he means “stripper”, because she’s blonde and younger. Although I guess “like that” could mean “easy”, but I don’t think so.

    Jesus, what a douchebag. I wonder if Scarborough would be offended if somebody asked him if his wife (if he’s even married; I don’t know) had ever stripped.

  11. nightshift66

    I think it probably was meant as a ‘stripper’ comment, since that seems to fit the context better. It’s still as asshole comment, either way.

  12. Jay in Oregon

    I wonder if Scarborough would be offended if somebody asked him if his wife (if he’s even married; I don’t know) had ever stripped.

    Actually, given that the comment can be taken two ways, I wonder if anyone’s asked Scarborough if his wife/girlfriend still blows him.

  13. What a dick!

    Oh. Was that my outside voice?

  14. Do you think Fred Thompson’s wife fucks him?

    Well I hope for damn sure she does.

    What kind of stupid question is that?

  15. thebewilderness

    I think he wants to grow up to be Tweety(Chris Matthews)
    The only aspect of the 2008 election they appear to be interested in is whether or not the candidates have sex, where, when, and how often. And, of course, the fuckability quotient of wives, and the package size (manliness) of the dudes. Dude nation on the news makes my skin crawl.

  16. MAJeff

    And here I took at is Joe asking if she gave blowjobs. I guess I’m in a different wolrd than everyone else.

  17. PortlyDyke

    Man, I’d hate to be the judge in an American Asshole contest.

    Seriously — laughing and crying at the same time.

  18. Nik E Poo

    Dude nation on the news makes my skin crawl.

    Dude Nation? That shit is real?

  19. Jersey

    Yes in gayville “works the ploe” means gives a mean blowjob. I can’t beleive JS asked if she gives head?That’s kinda funny. I remember a couple of years ago there was this ad campaign for McDonalds that had a young black guy looking at a cheesburger and the blurb above his head read “I’d hit that”. Ha ha, he’d fuck that burger.

  20. Jersey

    I meant pole not ploe. In gayville ploe is not a real word.

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  22. See a tongue-in-cheek list of the top ten reasons GOP voters prefer Fred Thompson be their nominee…here:

    http://www.thoughttheater.com

  23. amish451

    “American Asshole Contest”

    already available for your viewing pleasure on Fox TV ..any/every night …the other networks are trying to catch up ….

  24. Arkades

    That’s odd. Thompson doesn’t sound like a Polish name to me.

    …oh? Not *that* sort of Pole, you say?

  25. Here in Dallas, 102.1 The Edge has Lex and Terry on their morning show. I don’t listen to them*, so I can’t comment on their show, but I’ve seen three billboards advertising their show around town.

    “The Morning Cure for sure.” Jenna Toolwartz – Garland, TX

    “I don’t like ’em.” Stu Pidasso – Farmers Branch, TX

    And the one I get to see every morning on my way to work:

    “They’re infectious.” Mike Rotchburns – Richardson, TX

    Hilarious! If you like those, you can go to their website and find all one hundred seventy-some billboards their listeners have sent in.

    At least it’s only text: there was Harley a day giveaway billboard one radio station ran a few years ago. The graphic was of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle seen from the front (something with three headlights, I don’t know the model), with a large-breasted woman on it in a yellow string bikini. It cut her off at the shoulders, making sure we all got the message that she’s just a pair of tits.

    Headlights, get it? Damn, these guys are clever. I may kill myself out of envy for their talent.

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